I have so many things to admit to in this post. The first one would be I have a notebook that is full of notes from classes, interviews I have with people, and any kind of notes I put together that I don’t want to forget. Needless to say, the notebook is the perfect example of what people call, “Organized chaos.”
I decided it was well worth the time to look at all my notes and see what other tasks I told myself months ago to do that are still left outstanding. (As if I don’t have enough to do right now.) I have already discovered 2 new websites bookmarked and have crossed things off that I have purchased. I’m telling you….this notebook is a mess of things.
Anyway, another thing to admit would be I was watching Suze Orman the other day on TV and she said something pretty impressive to me that I did share it on my facebook. She was asked, “What is the biggest mistake people make with money?” She said people that work 50-60, sometimes 70 hours a week working to make the money they make and don’t spend more than 1 hour a year to learn what to do with it. As I’m putting my taxes together from last season, I found what Suze said beneficial for my company as well as with our home finances.
With that being said, my final point would be my handy, dandy notebook, can you tell I watch Blue’s Clues a lot, I had the name of this book and felt compelled to purchase it. I’m proud of myself that I typically buy everything brand new, but thanks to Suze Orman’s advice, I reviewed the “used” price and saved some money and can’t wait to read it! I think it will include a lot of great advice so I wanted to share it!
From Amazon: “When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog-gapingvoid.com-and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures.MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person? Ignore Everybody expands on MacLeod’s sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. For example:-Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less.-If your plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain.-Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. There’s no point trying to do the same thing as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one.-The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours. The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will.After learning MacLeod’s forty keys to creativity, you will be ready to unlock your own brilliance and unleash it on the world.”